Green snow algae near Rothera Research Station at Rothera Point in Antarctica. Photo: Dr Matt Davey / University of Cambridge / SAMS / AFP

Antarctica’s snow is slowly turning green – here’s why

  • Patches of odd-coloured snow are becoming so prolific in places that they are even visible from space. And it’s not just green, there’s red and orange too
  • The discolouration is being caused by algal blooms, nearly 1,700 of which were found by researchers from Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey
Topic |   Antarctica
Green snow algae near Rothera Research Station at Rothera Point in Antarctica. Photo: Dr Matt Davey / University of Cambridge / SAMS / AFP
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